The 5-Minute Face Revisited

The 5-Minute Face my face Read more!


Attack of the Jumbo Lip Pencils

Jumbo Pencils

One of the biggest trends in modern beauty is the jumbo lip pencil.

It usually sits somewhere between a conventional lip pencil, a lipstick, a stain, and a balm. Some are shinier than others, some are more pigmented, and some stain long after the balmy finish has worn off.

I took a look at my jumbo pencil collection and realized that I have quite a few from a number of different brands. I decided that this presents an extraordinary comparison opportunity. Not only that, but I’ve done a lot of the comparing in my head already because I value some over others for particular reasons.

I’ll quit dawdling and get on with the comparison. (Skip to the end for the TL;DR.) Read more!

Review: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation


Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation has been touted as a dupe for Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation; the fonts are even similar, and of course the names are, too. However, I do find that they are quite different. Read more!

New at the Drugstore!: Revlon Matte & Lacquer Balms

Revlon Matte and Lacquer Balms

As a fan of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, I was excited to hear they were releasing more jumbo pencil format lip products: Revlon Matte Balms and Lacquer Balms. These ones don’t claim to be a stain, but their big draw is that there are new finishes: a velvety matte and a super lustrous lacquer.

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Long Live the Bold Lip: How to Make Bold Lipstick Last All Day (+ The Walking Dead mid-season finale death[s])

Red Lipstick on Dark NW 45 Skin

I remember when I bought my first bold lipstick.

I had just gotten into Mad Men. Enough said.

It was three or four years ago, when I was 16 or 17. I went to my local MAC counter and purchased MAC Red lipstick and Cherry lipliner after receiving a mini-lesson from a makeup artist on how to apply it.

Of course, I fiddled with it myself at home, and like to think that I’ve got a pretty great system going on that keeps my lipstick going strong all day.

But wait, there’s more!